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Letters to B.D.F. Beith, 15 Apr. 1942-20 Jan. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/20

Scope and Contents

Originals and copies of letters to B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, from Directors employed elsewhere during the war period. The correspondents are D.G.M. Bernard, Bank of England, J.H. Keswick, Chungking, London, New Delhi and elsewhere, W.J. Keswick, London and elsewhere, and D.F. Landale, Dumfries and London (including the Ministry of War Transport). There are also some letters from Beith to these correspondents and related letters and papers.

The subjects covered include British interests in post-war China, Ewo Cotton Mills, Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd and Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s Provident Fund. The ring-binder is labelled 'Letters from W.J. Keswick & D.G.M. Bernard to B.D.F. Beith'.


  • 15 Apr. 1942-20 Jan. 1945

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at

Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers.

Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 27 February 2012.

Related Materials

I21/5/20 contains the letters from B.D.F. Beith that constitute the other side of this correspondence.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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